Press Esc to close

Notes with a human touch

Nov 2, 2012, DHNS 18:45 IST
Music connects one’s soul to the surroundings and humanity on the whole. And that’s exactly what happened at ‘A Piano Recital By Kimball Gallagher’, held at The Bangalore School of Music recently.

Kimball Gallagher Kimball Gallaghar’s experimentation with music and the concept behind the concert tour, in itself, had a humanitarian context.

There were many compositions and each piece stood apart with its eloquent style. Kimball’s performance consisted of pieces that demonstrated classical music’s ‘economy of means’ in India, as the artiste himself put it.

Beethoven’s ‘Sonata in C-sharp Minor’, the first piece of the evening displayed Kimball’s smooth style, with soft soul-searching notes mixed with joyous vibrant ones that highly impressed the audience.

Rang da Basant by Reena Esmail, a piece influenced by Hindustani (North Indian) classical and western music, was a lively piece with richly melodious notes. Michael Harrison’s Jaunpuri was a mix of Indian ragas with other vibrant sounds that enthralled the audience.

‘Selection from Etudes’ and ‘Selections from 88 Preludes’, were the other pieces that followed. Honouring waste-pickers and the work they do — sorting and collecting garbage — was the concept behind the piece ‘Prelude for Lakshmi’.

Kimball dedicated this piece to waste-pickers like Lakshmi, who hails from Bangalore and ‘the dedication they have towards their work, to protect the environment.’

When asked about how he felt performing in the City, Kimball smiled and said, “I was very pleased with the audience and how receptive they were. It’s hard to get an attentive audience, who are appreciative too.”

He added, “I’m excited about this whole tour. All the pieces that are a part of the concert were specifically picked to communicate the importance of ‘environment issues’.”
Naomi d’Gama Rose, a music connoisseur, excitedly commented about the concert, “Only a pure heart could play so beautifully, with such mysticism. I have never heard anyone play like that and with such concern for humanity.”

Aruna Sunderlal, founder of The Bangalore School of Music, said, “This concert was unusual, since it had a human aspect to it. The performance was really touching, and it’s really impressive to see how Kimball has worshipped the waste-pickers, and given them the respect they deserve.”

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli with his actress wife Anushka Sharma during their wedding...

Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his wife after being felicitated at a programme..

Former footballer of Argentina Diego Maradona with his wife after being felicitated at a programme..

An Afghani lady cadet at practice session for small arms at Officers Training Academy (OTA)...

An Afghani lady cadet at practice session for small arms at Officers Training Academy (OTA)...

Congress party workers display signboards pasted with the pictures of Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Congress party workers display signboards pasted with the pictures of Jawahar Lal Nehru...

Artists making a 75 M-long live watercolor painting for a world record at Central Park...

Artists making a 75 M-long live watercolor painting for a world record at Central Park...

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase...

Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase...

Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) forming a human chain while staging a protest...

Activists of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) forming a human chain while staging a protest...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple in Aravali district...

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi offering prayers at Shamlaji Temple in Aravali district...

Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

Russian Foreign Minster Sergei Lavrov calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan...

WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana or Great Khali calling on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

WWE wrestler Dalip Singh Rana or Great Khali calling on Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh.

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.